The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1923
Witte, E. E.
Statistics relating to Wisconsin from the 1920 census, pp. -40 PDF (7.5 MB)
STATISTICS RELATING TO WISCONSIN FROM THE 1920 CENSUS By E. E. WITTE Chief, Legislative Reference Library W HILE the Fourteenth Census was taken in 1920, certain por- tions of this census have as yet not been made public by the United States Census Bureau. The census data already published, however, makes it certain that while the population of Wisconsin in- creased somewhat less rapidly between 1910 and 192,0 than did the population ot the country as a whole, the Badger State made more rapid progress than the country at large both in agriculture and manufactures. POPULATION Total Population Wisconsin is the twenty-fifth state in area, but the thirteenth state in population. This has been the rank of Wisconsin in population at each census since 1900. In 1920 the total population of the state was 2,632,067, which is 2.5 per cent of the. entire 1nnnulatin onf t he Unite.d States. _This E. E. WITTE gives Wisconsin an average density per square mile of 47.6 people, as compared with 35.5 for the country as a whole. Of all northern states east of the Mississippi river, however, only Maine and Vermont are less densely populated than is Wisconsin. Within the state the density of population varies greatly, ranging 7.2 people per square mile in Florence county to 2,295.5 people per square mile in Milwaukee county. Between 1910 and 1920 the population of Wisconsin increased 12.8 per cent. This is identically the same rate of increase as between 1900 and 1910. For the entire United States the percentage of in- crease in population during the last decade was 14.9 per cent. Of the increase in population in Wisconsin, more than two-thirds was in cities of over 25;000 and nearly 40 per cent of the total in Mil- waukee alone. The population of Wisconsin at each census since 1840 and the increase over the preceding census is shown in Table I.
This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, US Code).| For information on re-use see: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Copyright